technicality

noun tech·ni·cal·i·ty \ ˌtek-nə-ˈka-lə-tē \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of technicality

plural technicalities
1 : something technical; especially : a detail meaningful only to a specialist
  • a legal technicality
2 : the quality or state of being technical

Examples of technicality in a Sentence

  1. These cases were dropped because of legal technicalities.

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First Known Use of technicality

1764

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TECHNICALITY Defined for English Language Learners

technicality

Definition of technicality for English Language Learners

  • : a small detail in a rule, law, etc., and especially one that forces an unwanted or unexpected result

  • : something that is understood by experts but usually not by other people


TECHNICALITY Defined for Kids

technicality

noun tech·ni·cal·i·ty \ ˌtek-nə-ˈka-lə-tē \

Definition of technicality for Students

plural technicalities
: something that is understood only by a person with special training
  • a legal technicality


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